It's been an interesting couple of weeks. We've had some sickness. There's also been a ton of stuff going on. It's been pretty wild keeping up with everything, yet nice. I like to keep busy during this dreary time of the year.
And during all of this I've been thinking about the One Year Bible Reading Program I started the beginning of this year.
I have decided it isn't for me right now.
Sounds crazy, I know. But here's why-
I feel hemmed in.
I read certain scriptures that I want to study more, or I read a scripture that reminds me of another and I get caught up in that. A half hour later I've only read a small portion of what I was actually "supposed to."
Last year I did my own thing and it took me a year to get from Genesis to I Kings, but I felt like I learned so much that way.
I recently came across a book I purchased last year that I really want to work through, but it seemed overwhelming with the program.
So, long story short- I'm not doing it. I'm going to work through this big book on the history of the church and study the scriptures highlighted.
It's not about how I study it or how long it takes...just that I do it.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. II Timothy 2:15
Remember last year when I told you all that I was excited that my brother and sister in law were expecting a baby?
Well, guess what?
It's happening again!
Everett is going to be an adorable big brother.
I'm excited all over again. Babies do that to me. :)
I made 11 "goals" for the year.
I know. Overachiever.
Why can't I make 1 or 2 like everyone else? *sigh*
But I gotta keep truckin.
Been doing good with a few...
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11
All going splendidly! 7 actually surprises me. A whole lot.
A little behind on 1. But it's ok. I got this.
3 is like a continual journey. I don't ever want to be content. And I know I'm doing better. Dallas came up to me after watching me hobble around (due to intense working out) and prayed an awesome prayer for me. They're little sponges.
10 and 4 haven't happened at all yet. That's ok. It's only February....
And last but not least, good old 2 is about to take off. I'll be sharing some of that with you soon. Less is more. I feel more than way every year. Stuff = stress. For reals.
How are you doing with your 2014 goals?
A couple weeks ago we celebrated Sadie's 3rd birthday.
Three. She's three. Can't believe it. At all.
She is really into Kai Lan from Nick Jr.'s Ni Hao Kai Lan.
It was completely chinese and completely adorable.
As young adults we want more. And more. And more.
More exciting titles.
More. More. More.
But ask an older person, or someone who has achieved much and they'll tell you it's not what it's cracked up to be. Because having "more" of anything in this world won't satisfy you.
At this point, our snow-loving family is pretty much sick of snow. We got some a couple weeks ago and then last night we got about 6 more inches. Tonight we're supposed to get a lot of ice and...more snow. *sigh*
Anyway, when it snowed a couple weeks ago we decided to try Snow Ice Cream.
To be perfectly honest, it isn't all that it's cracked up to be. I think people must enjoy the experience rather than the "ice cream" itself.
Dallas enjoyed it.
Sadie did not.
Playing in the snow? That's always a good idea.